How to Charter or Rent a Yacht in Punta Cana


If you are looking to rent or charter a yacht to explore beautiful Punta Cana by water, there are a host of companies that provide you with just the right boat for your family or friends.

Whether it is for a large group of friends (up to 15) who enjoy a party, a small group who love to snorkel or friends who are fans of fishing, you can find Punta Cana yacht rentals and charters for all occasions.

Four hour trips, full day, overnight in a yacht and more are offered, and meals are often included. 

Local captains and crews add to the enjoyment and safety as you enjoy the sparkling blue waters.

Captains know their way around the waters and local navigation rules, and the crew may be trained at making the experience special and memorable for travelers.

The process for renting

You can go online at a site such as viator and book the charter that you want.

Choose from a host of tours. At the time of booking, you will receive a confirmation by email.

Booking the whole boat with a group may involve finding the right size vessel.

In many cases, use of equipment and round trip transportation to the hotel is included in the price.

Select the number of travelers that will be on the boat and the date that you would like to rent. As far as cancellations go, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead and get a full refund, with many of the companies.

Some sites, such as Wanna Boats let you rent the size boat you want that includes a professional crew.

You have a choice of tours, yachts, fishing boats, etc. They have live support by chat to answer any of your questions. The site is in English and Spanish for locals and travelers. 

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Reservations may be made online for most of the bookings; often a prepayment is asked for at the time of booking.

Some companies take PayPal as well as credit cards. Check with the individual company that you are renting from for complete details on their inclusions, costs and cancellation policy.

Companies that have boat charters

There are a plethora of companies that rent boats in Punta Cana. Some of them are:

  • WannaBoats
  • Elysium Yacht Rental
  • Fishing Punta Cana
  • Big Marlin Charters
  • Punta Cana Party Boat
  • La Barcaza Wedding and Party Boat 
  • El Tour Caribe


has been mentioned above. They have a choice of tours, charters and rentals.

Elysium Yacht Rental 

It is located at Av. Alemania Plaza Turquesa Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23000, Dominican Republic and has a phone number of +1 829-532-2033. They have a range of rentals available.

Fishing Punta Cana 

They offer shared charters as well as private charters for fishing. You can charter the whole boat or share it with other fishing enthusiasts.

They specialize in offshore and nearshore fishing; you can catch Yellow Fin, Cobia, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and more.

They are the organizers of the International white and blue marlin championship at the Cap Cana Marina and fishing lodge.

Big Marlin Charters 

They can take you snorkeling as well as deep sea fishing in the Atlantic.

Fishing boats include a “Fortuna,” 42 feet and a “Sherlock II,” 39 feet. Party boats and reef snorkeling are also part of their services.

Punta Cana Party Boat 

Offers a host of tours and adventures on the water, including cruising the coast and snorkeling.

El Tour Caribe 

Provides the ultimate in yacht luxury with meals cooked on board and a full day or more of adventure.

They go to Saona Island and stop for swimming at Starfish Cay. They also offer “Livaboard Adventures” for those who enjoy elegance.

What are the costs?

Fishing charters that are private can cost from $600 for four hours to $1100 or $1200 for a full day’s rental on a big game fishing boat.

A party boat or snorkeling charter for three hours for up to 10 people can cost $350.

This includes fuel, drinks, snorkeling gear and van transfers as well as the captain of the boat. Private snorkeling and coral reef cruises for 4 hours might cost close to $800 on a catamaran, which can hold up to 60 passengers.

A private full day trip to Saona Island on a catamaran costs $95 per passenger and includes a buffet lunch, for up to 15 passengers.

Another private charter of a 42-foot yacht for up to 10 people includes the captain and crew for three hours and drinks, swimming and snorkeling for $450. 

Some positive reviews

Regarding the Private Luxury Snorkel Cruise: Coral Reef & Natural Swimming Pool tour from Viator, one participant said,

“Catamaran tour was excellent. We had a great time, with wonderful service from staff. Must do this excursion when visiting Punta Cana.”

The Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana received this review,

“We will ALWAYS book this excursion when we visit the DR. This was by far the best time we had during our week vacation in PC. Chino was the most AMAZING tour host.” 

This trip takes you to the spot where the Blue Lagoon was filmed and abundant natural beauty. The tour itself makes use of a speedboat, not a yacht, in this case.

Now you have a list of some of the companies that rent and charter yachts as well as other types of boats.

Read the reviews to get a better feel for the experience of those who enjoyed a charter or rental.

However, everyone and every experience is unique, so consider that as well.


Book your reservation easily online before you get to Punta Cana, and you are sure to have a great time relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, partying or fishing on the beautiful waters around Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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